The white aura of superiority that used Christianity as justification for slavery has never left the faith according to a preacher and columnist. The link begins with a review the role Christianity played in slavery.
In the mid 1800’s abolitionists began using the Bible against slavery. Plantation owners could not let that stand because the Bible contains writing that justified slavery. To make their case the Plantation owners paid preachers to preach the Christian case for it.
When slave ownership lost the Civil War there was never a repentance. Nor was there any after segregation was outlawed. White superiority just kept going on into where it shows up in today. An author calls it the “Slave Holder’s Religion.”
The superiority of the white Christian male found its was into the anti gay rights dispute. Anti gay rights is framed as a moral crusade. We find churches that still prohibit women from being pastors. What could this branch of the faith do to leave behind its slave holding past?
There are relatively new branches of the faith which preach that Jesus accepted people “as they are.” That is, Jesus would not have judged homosexuals as sinners but would simply have accepted them. The same with races and genders. There would have been no declaration that only men shall be clergy.
My impression is that the most unattractive part of the faith is the practice of judging others. It is what drove the South’s religion of slavery and passing judgement on the sinfulness of others continues.